1 Apr 2010

Button looks for repeat glory

6:11 am on 1 April 2010

The Formula One season exploded into life in Melbourne on Sunday and while fans will be hoping for more of the same in Malaysia this weekend, officials will be happy just to see the race completed.

After a tedious opening race in Bahrain, a combination of the refuellingban, rain, an early pitstop and Sebastian Vettel's mechanical misfortune means McLaren's Jenson Button will be looking for back-to-back wins for a second year in a row.

Button won six of the first seven races last season when he won the world championship with Brawn GP but the Briton's victory in Malaysia was only worth half points as a tropical downpour ended the race after just 32 of the scheduled 56 laps.

With more rain forecast over the Sepang circuit this weekend there'll be an even greater emphasis on strategy with the McLarens behind the Red Bulls and Ferraris in terms of pace.